I just got word from my publisher that my little ol’ book, Mary and Me, has won a Catholic Press Association award!
It won third place for “Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith.” Here’s what the judges said:
“The charm of Mary and Me isÂ Moyer’s fresh approach to an age-old subject: how Mary touches and influences the lives of ordinary Catholic women.Â First-person stories and reflections will inspire readers to see their own view of Mary in a completely new light.”
What a fabulous surprise!Â I’m totally excited and jazzed and pumped and all those other adjectives.Â I kind of want to wake my toddler from his nap and tell him the news.Â (On second thought, I’m not that excited. )
But I WILL tell all of you!!!!Â Thanks for letting me shout it from the rooftops!
Don’t worry — you have not missed Mother’s Day! (It’s Sunday, May 10).Â Sorry if I sent anyone into a panic.Â You can breathe normally now.
But if you have not yet decided what to buy for Mom, consider Mary and Me. What better gift for your motherÂ than a book celebrating everyone’s mother ?
Click here for reviews and a link to a sample chapter, among other goodies.
And for all you moms and mom-types: Happy Mother’s Day.Â Well in advance.
Cute-little-girl image courtesy of www.karenswhimsy.com (my new favorite site)
Okay, “hate” may be too strong a word. Let me just say that this year, I’m doing a lot of my Christmas shopping online. I was not among the earlybird crowds who hit the stores during the pre-dawn hours on Black Friday. I received an invitation to join some diehard family members who were venturing to Kohl’s at dark o’clock, but I declined. Heck, I have a two-month-old. I will not be getting up at 4 A.M. on any day that I don’t absolutely HAVE to, thank you very much.
If you, like me, are in the midst of your online Christmas shopping, here’s a little suggestion: Mary and Me makes a great gift for the women in your life. In the interest of full disclosure, yes, I am the author. As such, I can honestly say that I know the book intimately, and can tell you that it’s full of intriguing reflections from women of all ages who share their thoughts and feelings about Mary. If you already love Mary, the book will give you even more reasons to do so. If you are indifferent to/confused by/wary of Mary, this book will introduce you to women who understand those feelings, and who have come to see Mary in a new, more personal light.
Interested in a sample chapter? Visit the St. Anthony Messenger Press site. You can also read a review by clicking here.
Thank you for your attention. We will now return to our regular blogging.